The Final Concert

Hello Everyone,

It has been a lovely day here in Budapest. The weather was beautiful and the students played a great final concert. We managed to fit in a bit of sightseeing amongst the practice time the students were given at the Bartók Conservatory for the their final tour concert.

We began our day at the conservatory and the students had the entire morning to practice and polish their repertoire. It was a really productive morning of rehearsals. As the afternoon approached we took a break to get some lunch. The food here in Budapest is so good and very hearty.

After lunch we walked over to visit the Liszt apartment. His apartment was only three rooms, but there are many personal items of his, music, furniture and multiple pianos that are all packed in for viewing. It was really interesting to view these pieces of such an inspiring and impactful composer. Below you will find a picture of the students around one of Liszt’s pianos, coincidently made in Boston.

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Later that evening we returned to the Bartók Conservatory for the recital in the János Ferencsik concert hall. All of the students played so well and the audience here in Budapest really loved them. We could not be more proud of these talented students!

Now to hear from two more of the students.

5 Things about my day on the Piano Tour with Audrey Lee

1. What was you favorite part of the day?
Visiting the Liszt Apartment

2. What was a surprise to you?
That we got free soda drinks for a small delay of our rehearsals today. It was very nice and generous of the tour company.

3. What was your favorite view of the day?
The Liszt Square with all the shops because of the nice weather today.

4. What was your favorite food you ate today?
The beef tartar was surprisingly good.

5. What was your favorite quote you heard someone say today?
“The moral of the story is that snow tires don’t sing.” -Bryan McGuiggin

5 Things about my day on the Piano Tour with Jeffrey Loh

1. What was you favorite part of the day?
Free beverages at dinner and the unlimited fried chicken and Coca-Cola

2. What was a surprise to you?
How many Burger Kings there are in Budapest

3. What was your favorite view of the day?
Varun’s face in the morning

4. What was your favorite food you ate today?
Fried Chicken

5. What was your favorite quote you heard someone say today?
“Free Soda Drinks!” – All of the students

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One Response to The Final Concert

  1. JimMosher says:

    Corey, I have loved following the story of the nec pianists all through their Euro tour. Thanks so much for providing the daily travel blog and photos!

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